AUGUST DECLARATION OF 1917


It stated that control over the Indian Government would be gradually transferred to the Indian people and a responsible government would be set up gradually.

The declaration also made it clear that India was going to remain an integral part of the British India.

The British Government made the August Declaration because of following reasons:

To get support of the political leaders during the First World War.

The Muslim League and the Congress unity.

The success of Home Rule League.